UAE weather alert: Rain Saturday, thunderstorm next week

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Dubai: The UAE will experience unstable weather beginning Saturday with a chance of rainfall in some parts that will develop into thunderstorms with gusting winds from Monday until Wednesday, forecasters warned.

The National Centre of Meteorology in its latest weather bulletin issued early Thursday said a trough of low pressure extending over the region will result in the flow of a moist air mass from the Arabian Sea, accompanied with an upper air trough from the north.

UAE weather: Heavy rain, thunder and lightning on the way

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Heavy rain, thunder and lightning could be on the way over the next week, forecasters have warned.

Clouds will begin building on Saturday, especially over the west and east, bringing a chance of rain. They will continue to gather on Sunday, moving over southern and eastern parts of the country, leading to further showers, especially in the afternoon and evening.

Sheikh Mohammed launches Well of Hope initiative to tackle water scarcity

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is calling on UAE workers to provide an outpouring of support for an innovative initiative aimed at bringing precious water supplies to where they are needed most across the globe.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai has launched the 'Well of Hope", a collective effort aimed at government and private sector employees to ensure needy sections of society have access to clean water.

Take responsibility to act now against water shortages, UAE minister says

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Dry countries in the Middle East and Africa should look to new technology for a reliable water supply, a UAE minister said.

Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said building desalination plants and a cloud-seeding strategy helped the UAE to address water challenges and called on other nations to plan ahead to avoid cities running dry.